Systems Management Question

How can you determine that an application is a Driver Application during Source Validation?

08/01/2012 2972 views

What are the extensions?

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I would say, to answer your question, the extensions to look out for are .inf and .cat

Answered 08/03/2012 by: pjgeutjens
Red Belt

  • & also .sys files (sometimes)

Another simple way is to goto Start>Run>msinfo32 . THen Expand Software Environment. Goto System Drivers. Copy the whole right pane displayed (Ctrl-A & COpy). Save the content in a text file & name it something like Application_before.txt (just for ref) . Install ur app. Repeat the process . Now save the file as Application_After.txt. Compare both the files in a text comparision tool like beyond compare/windiff/examdiff/csdiff etc.. This can be done for Services, Environment variables etc.

Answered 08/03/2012 by: hrs2cool
Black Belt


I always take a capture while doing a source validation. Just to see what all it is installing. I am not saying to use this capture, but just use it to see what it is installing. Saves you a lot of time that to look around what the application is installing.

Answered 08/02/2012 by: piyushnasa
Red Belt

  • ALso .sys files.
  • take a capture just to see if it is capturing any sys/inf files.. only then you will get to know whether it is a driver application or not.
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